Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention

Program Members

Amin, Shantu, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Synthesis and mechanistic studies of chemical carcinogenesis and chemopreventive agents
sga3@psu.edu

Chen, Kun-Ming, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Development of novel agents and approaches for cancer  chemoprevention and chemotherapy
kzc3@psu.edu

Das, Arunangshu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Tobacco carcinogenesis and chemoprevention, biomarker development
aud12@psu.edu

Desai, Dhimant, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Synthesis and mechanisms of chemopreventive agents
ddesai@psu.edu

Eckert, Kristin, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Mechanisms of DNA repair and replication fidelity in carcinogenesis
kae4@psu.edu

El-Bayoumy, Karam, Ph.D. - Program Leader
Distinguished Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, HY
Associate Director for Basic Research, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
Expertise: Mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis and cancer chemopreventive agents; biomarker development
kee2@psu.edu

Gallagher, Carla, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise:Population genetics and biochemistry, gene-environment interactions and cancer risk
cgallagher@hmc.psu.edu

Glick, Adam, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, College of Agricultural Science, UP
Expertise: Role of TGFß in skin carcinogenesis
abg11@psu.edu

Gowdahalli, Krishnegowda, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Development of chemical carcinogens and novel therapeutic agents
kxg21@psu.edu

Kaag, Matthew, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Surgery; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Use of selenium in the prevention of prostate cancer; CTCs and metastatic prostate cancer
mkaag@hmc.psu.edu

Kelleher, Shannon,  Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences; College of Health and Human Development, UP
Expertise: Molecular mechanisms responsible for zinc hyper-accumulation
slk39@psu.edu

Krzeminski, Jacek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Synthesis of carcinogens and metabolites
krzeminski@hmc.psu.edu

Lambert, Joshua, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Food Science, College of Agricultural Science, UP
Expertise: Mechanisms of cancer chemoprevention by tea and its polyphenolic compounds
jdl134@psu.edu

Mahony, Shaun, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Eberly College of Science, UP
Expertise: computational biology with a focus on developing machine-learning software for the analysis of gene regulatory systems
mahony@psu.edu

Manni, Andrea, M.D.
Professor Medicine/Endocrinology; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Breast cancer signaling and prevention
amanni@psu.edu

Mastro, Andrea, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Cell Biology, Eberly College of Science, UP
Expertise: Mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis to bone
a36@psu.edu

Omiecinski, Curtis, Ph.D.
H. Thomas & Dorothy Willits Hallowell Chair, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, College of Agricultural Science, UP
Expertise: Role of epoxide hydrolase polymorphism in cancer susceptibility
cjo10@psu.edu

Patterson, Andrew, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, College of Agricultural Science, UP
Expertise: metabolomics, hepatocellular carcinoma
adp117@psu.edu

Perdew, Gary,Ph.D.
John and Paige Smith Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, College of Agricultural Science, UP
Expertise: Role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor in chemical carcinogenesis
ghp2@psu.edu

Peters, Jeffrey, Ph.D. - Co-Program Leader
Distinguished Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, College of Agricultural Science, UP
Expertise: Effects of PPARa, ß/d, ¿ in carcinogenesis and chemoprevention
jmp21@psu.edu

Prabhu, Sandeep, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Immunology and Molecular Toxicology, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Science,  College of Agricultural Science, UP
Expertise: Inflammation and cancer chemoprevention
ksp4@psu.edu

Prokopczyk, Bogdan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Tobacco smoke, cervical and pancreatic cancers; biomarkers development
bup10@psu.edu

Richie, John, Ph.D.
Professor, Public Health Sciences; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Biomarkers to elucidate factors that regulate cancer risk in individuals and in populations
jrichie@psu.edu

Rogers, Connie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences; College of Health and Human Development, UP
Expertise: Changes in energy balance and nutritional factors on inflammation, immune regulation and cancer risk.
cjr102@psu.edu

Sharma, Arun, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Chemical carcinogenesis and cancer prevention
aks14@psu.edu

Sinha, Raghu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Mechanisms of cancer chemoprevention by synthetic and naturally occurring agents
rus15@psu.edu

Spratt, Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Mechanisms of repair and fidelity of bulky DNA lesions derived from tobacco-specific carcinogenic nitrosamines
tes13@psu.edu

Vanamala, Jairam, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Food Science, College of Agricultural Science, UP
Expertise: Anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties of whole foods and role of gut bacteria in obesity and cancer
juv4@psu.edu

Vanden Heuvel, Jack, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, College of Agricultural Science, UP
Expertise: Role of nutrition and select dietary factors in inflammation and cancer
jpv2@psu.edu

Wang, Yanming,  Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Eberly College of Science, UP
Expertise: Epigenetic mechanisms underlying repression of tumor suppressor genes
yuw12@psu.edu

Wilson, Robin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences; College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: Molecular epidemiology of vitamin D and renal cell cancer
rwilson@psu.edu

Yochum, Gregory, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, HY
Expertise: C-MYC gene expression and colon cancer
gsy3@psu.edu